What Happened in August 1817

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 60-70ft sea serpent sightings reported offshore in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza)
  • Aug 13 Karoly Thern, composer
  • Aug 14 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
  • Aug 16 Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), (d. 1865)
  • Aug 17 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
  • Aug 24 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Prince Serebrenni), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)